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Mar 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
series on civil rights continues with filmmaker, keith beauchamp. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ >> michael: a federal judge began hearing testimony today to determine if policemen have been stopping people unconstitutionally. defenders of the program state has brought down gun violence but they say at its core it is racial profiling that violates the constitution. joining me now is keith beauchamp, keith direct theed the documentary "the untold story of emmett louis till" and hosts the "the injustice files: hood of suspicion" which examines contemporary cases of racial profiling. keith welcome to "the war room." >> thank you for having me. >> michael: keith, new york saw 419 murders last year. the lowest numbers since record keeping began in the 1960s, so is this a small price to pay for a safer community? >> i think it causes a bigger problem. you are talk about statistically if you look at these cases out of 1 in 1,000 cases of those stops, you have actual gun violations. when you take a look at the percentage of those being stopped, out of 90% there are no arrest or summons. and i think it
MSNBC
Mar 26, 2013 2:00pm PDT
is about human dignity, self-worth. human rights, civil rights. to bring the children back in is a good reminder at what's at stake here. it's not just a legal breathe. this is about people. brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, mothers and their sons and daughters. >> you said it. you say it on that promo. i see it all the time on msnbc. the beautiful thing about this country, any time we talk about expanding rights and giving people rights, we do the right thing. >> eventually. >> eventually we do the right thing. because the founders of this country had an idea which is that we should all be considered equal under the law. >> it's a bad word to use in this country, but it's a dialectic at work. a constant fight between the old know-nothings and the segregationists and the slave owners and then the people against the franchising of women, suffrage for women. every one of those fights the liberals have won eventually. >> yeah. dr. king says -- >> called progress. >> toward justice. ultimately. >> the opponents of same-sex marriage argue the main thrust of their opposition had to do wi
FOX Business
Mar 18, 2013 11:00am EDT
civil rights division, the division responsible for enforcing federal discrimination statutes. white house officials point to the fact that he helped settle the three largest fair lending cases in the department history as some of the reasons why he should be the head over at labor. however, republicans are pointing to a report issued by the department of justice's i.g. last week, the inspector general that basically said that division that perez leads is still in two camps. they're examples of harassment, inappropriate personnel attacks and the i.g.'s report basically found all those issues predate president obama's tenure in office. however, they really haven't been addressed to the satisfaction of the i.g., inspector general, thus far. mr. perez says he's worked with the department, that there have been improvements since he's taken office there but a number of republicans are pointing to this, especially senator grassley saying that mr. perez is woefully unprepared to answer questions about this. remember, the nomination is subject to a senate confirmation. back to you. co
MSNBC
Mar 25, 2013 11:00am PDT
related to doma. this was john lewis, 1996, talking about the civil right, the right of a human being to marry another. their there has been a long struggle for civil right for gay and lesbian people. and there were people early on who recognized this was a fundamental civil rights issue. the reason people are coming to that view is because of people coming out in their countries and whether it is john roberts or other people in the country realizing that they are brothers and sisters and cousins of people who are gay and lesbian. and it is inevitable. watching ralph reed with the most ridiculous argument i've ever heard of the many ridiculous arguments against gay marriage. he's arguing the only reason people get player sid to have children. people get married because they want to be in a loving, committed relationship with each other. there is no reason that fundamental right should be denied. >> to steve's point, ralph reed was not discussing the lawful he is talking about religion and emotional reaction to marriage and the sanctity of it. i want to play this. he was on "meet the p
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. and john lewis and john carlos talk about their experiences during the civil rights movement. at 10:00 p.m. eastern, our weekly "after words" program. david bernstein sits down with a a special guest. he concludes nights programming at 11:00 p.m. eastern with sandra day o'connor in her book out of order. stories from the history of the supreme court. as a booktv.org for more information on this weekend television schedule. >> you are watching booktv on c-span2. coming up next, fiona deans hallora recounts the life of thomas nast. a regular contributor to harvard weekly, he made the donkey and the elephant the symbols of the the political parties in our country. this is about 40 minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> good evening. welcome to the historical society. i want to thank you for joining us tonight. what i know will be a very interesting program. "thomas nast." he is the father of political cartoons. i want to thank you for being here. this is the first time in a while that we have had the ability to start an evening program. i appreciate you coming in and bring with us. our
CNN
Mar 24, 2013 3:00am PDT
rights movement. the third and decisive civil rights march from selma to birmingham, alabama. >> kill, burn, bomb destroy. people go into selma is a whole different game. >> reporter: harry bellefonte remembers the backdrop, the selma to montgomery marches in 1965. 50 miles had to be covered, but the real obstacle was hate. not long after 600 marchers began on sunday, march 7th, police brutally beat them, driving them back to selma. >> when bloody sunday happened and then dr. king decided to march again after it. what was the mood? >> the mood was anger. the mood was rebellious. the question is, what do we do in the face of this kind of rage and mayhem. the bottom line is we will go back as often as necessary. >> reporter: bring artists into the movement convince the likes of joe biaz and marlin brando but one of his first calls was to old friend and supporter tony bennett. >> i didn't want to do it, but then he told me what went down, what was going down and how some blacks were burned with gasoline thrown on them and they were burned. when i heard that i said, i'll go with you. and
CNN
Mar 24, 2013 4:00pm PDT
48th anniversary of the third and decisive civil rights march from selma to montgomery, alabama. harry belafonte recruited tony bennett to march with him it happened has marchers tried to cross the bridge, known as bloody sunday. the message of civil rights still permeates today. >> selma was different, that they were willing to kill, bomb, burn, destroy, so to ask our people to go there was a whole different game. >> he remembers the selma to montgomery marches in 1965. 50 miles had to be covered, but the real obstacle was hate. not along at 600 marchers began on sunday, march 7th, police brutally beat them, driving them back to selma. >> when bloody selma happened and then dr. king decided to march again after it, what was the mood? >> the mood was the mood was rebellious. the question is, what do we do in the face of this kind of rage and this kind of mayhem. the bottom line was that we go back as often as necessary. >> belafonte, enlisted by dr. king to bring artists into the movement, convinced the likes of joan baez, paul newman and marlon brando, but one of his first call
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2013 10:05pm EDT
interesting. we have jojo is occupied japan. we have jojo is the object of civil rights movement. but they never have jojo as a child. but the reader identifies with horton. he's our man can ease our guy. he is our floppy nice element -- nice elephant who is saving someone like me. but he lives in the jungle with a kangaroo give this is not the readers everyday world. --t is the world of google of hooville. that is the world of dr. seuss's child reader. it's as if horton is a mega planet saving the tiny planet earth. or maybe given the socio- specificity of hooville, the modern west. so when the mayor urges for a last voice to make the hoos h crib somestarts on a path where a tiny figure dressed in crimson stands alone. his noses in the air. there is a smirk on his face. he knows what is going on and he doesn't care. he is the kind of child who in 50 stock is cruising for a bruising. who, in 1950s talk, is cruising for a bruising. the mayor grabs the young twerp. leading him up the tower and there is a wonderful bouncing scene where jojo is on the outstretched hand of the mayor and is
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
voters social issues were at the forefront of the discussion. many see them as the civil rights issues of our time. we must be a party that is welcoming and inconclusive for all voters. sean, put ago side how candidates look, does that mean you'll look for candidates that are more accepting for things like same-sex marriage? >> no, what it means and this is something that ronald reagan said in practice, which means my 80% sfrend not my 20% enemy. the principles are sound. is this not a question of how do we change the party or the principles. what it is, it's saying we as a party, if we want to grow and we want to win and govern again, at the presidential level, we've got to look at times and said, hey, you may not agree eye us on every single issue that the party has put out there, but we're willing to include you in the party as long as you understand. >> doesn't this conflict with some of the messaging we've heard from cpac over the weekend, though? >> there are personal some speakers at cpac who don't believe otherwise. i would argue while cpac does represent a good amount of peopl
LINKTV
Mar 25, 2013 7:00pm PDT
arguments that could set a landmark in the civil rights history. >> a test flight for the 7873 minor went according to plan. worldwide standards, fleets have been granted -- is grounded since january. the sinking of the naval vessel, they say that is what is killed in the attack carried out by north korea. cemetery,national they are very. how are is they've -- they being remembered? >> this is the third time that the gathering has taken place. it is a gathering of the families of the 46 sailors who died and survivors. we have seen military veterans, soldiers, sailors, schoolchildren. it will be senior representatives of the military and the government, not more senior than the the president. this is the second time that she will be making a major speech and there will be much attention focused on exactly what she says about north korea and the threat against any further provocation. they say this is evidence of what can occur. they deny that later that same year, two civilians and two marines killed in that attack. even the limited conflict that a lot of people are worried about that
FOX News
Mar 21, 2013 8:00pm PDT
justice department's civil rights division, thomas perez to be the next secretary of labor. mr. perez is seen by some to be a racial activist. here now to explain attorney and fox news anchor megyn kelly. you are actually covering this on your show. >> yeah. >> bill: that's high brow. >> we do some news on the news show. >> bill: nobody cares about the secretary of labor. most people don't care and i don't blame them. i don't care either. however, however, this appointment that president obama wants to make, this could be very telling about president obama. >> yeah. >> bill: tell me about perez. >> president obama's critics have been saying this sun necessarily divisive this choice. it would be hard to get somebody farther to the left than mr. perez and already some senators are threatening to try to block his confirmation because they believe he has been as one critic put it as quote a radical's radical. the deal with -- look, perez he went to harvard law school. he has experience in labor at the department of labor from maryland. now he is heading up a major important section
SFGTV2
Mar 18, 2013 12:30pm PDT
present the plaque to mayor brown's unwavering commitment to civil rights. [ applause ] >> thank you richard brown. it's good to see you and thank you dr. parkel. that's all i got. i could listen to him talk all day. that was fantastic. >> christina, would you like to come up again? >> thank you. we have a few special thank yous that we want to wrap the ceremony up with. if vernal, elsie and deanna if you can please come up. we would really appreciate it. and so behalf on the mayor's office we would like to say thank you deeply for your contribution for making these services such a success. >> thank you. >> they are beautiful. >> for you. we have certificates of honor on behalf of the mayor's services. we are good at making certificates of honor. >> thank you. >> okay. and thank you to everybody for your contribution, your time and commitment to showing up today. the sponsors, we appreciate your support. now that concludes our ceremony. please enjoy the reception. thank you. >> i have been a cable car grip for 21 years. i am a third generation. my grand farther and my dad worked over
MSNBC
Mar 25, 2013 12:00pm PDT
civil rights and from miranda even. so it wasn't just this one decision that created that sort of back lash. and the other reason i don't think the parallel holds here is because people who believe, who are pro-life. who are staunchly pro-life, believe that abortion is tantamount to murder. no one thinks that gay marriage is like murder. so i don't think the emotions here run quite as high either. it is hard to imagine people really taking to the streets if doma were to be overturn at this time. >> yeah. and the other part of that is that while the emotions come from the grassroots, there has been a real shift among the political leadership in this country. when you look from president obama to president clinton to hillary clinton to rob portman to dick cheney, cleric mccaskill, jon huntsman. there are a tremendous number of federal officials, highly visible people in both parties. not only saying people should have this right, which is the moral position, but also saying something that i think creates an incredible opening for the public which is i changed my mind. people get in
FOX News
Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
labor from maryland. now he is heading up a major important section of the doj which is the civil rights division. so they protect people's civil rights. he has been the controversial head of the civil rights division because not just the new black panther case but other cases. >> bill: the new black panther case was the guy standing out in front of the polling place in philadelphia with the trench and he wouldn't bright them. >> he came n october of 2009 after this case had fully gotten ripe and been dismissed. but he gave testimony in the case before to the commission that was investigating why was this dropped? he testified that there were no political appointees at the doj who influenced this decision. and the inspector general of the doj came out with a report saying you mislead the investigators. now, we don't think you did it intentionally, but you mislead. because there were political appointees who influenced. >> bill: he never explained why he wouldn't prosecute these guys. >> yes, he has. he has explained it. the inspector general has backed him up on that. >> bill: what did he say? >>
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 7:45pm EDT
to go. attorney general they began the meeting by recalling lifelong support the civil rights movement also opined the brief was legally correct. jay stanley pottinger the assistant attorney general for civil rights argued strenuously against filing. he made three points. the brief is incoherent. no one could tell that the go standard it can change. two, the brief was profoundly misguided would damage the list for schoolchildren. there is no need to file the brief because the civil rights division are to have implement tenet standard for more than a decade. he did not notice only one of these three initially and consistent points could be right. though all three might be wrong. at the end of the meeting, my recommendation was not to file. i'd written a brief and i acquitted myself, but i can't know conker should be given to the violent. solicitor general bork also recommended not filing. that cost him a lot. he knew this would be his last chance for influence in a subject you care deeply about. but if that discouraging defiance was more important and attorney general bv agreed to solic
MSNBC
Mar 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
imprisoned felons. this is a basic civil rights issue. i don't think this is the kind of issue that will divide the court the way other issues divide the court. >> asia mills and jimmy la sylvia, director of go proud. good to see you both. >> thanks for having me. >> frank bruni said the final chapter of this story has in fact been written. the question isn't whether there will be a happy ending, the question is when. asia, is he right? >> absolutely. the tide has completely shifted on the as you announced earlier, the polling on marriage equality. we know this is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when. the states are moving this direction, it is a matter of time. >> even with the politicians, you see this move. jimmy, i was thinking about the fact that gay rights supporters weren't welcome at cpac, and you know who was, phyllis shaf lee, credited with turning back the equal rights amendment when in the '70s it seemed like a done deal. is it possible the celebrations are premature? >> i can tell you i agree, we have reached a tipping point on this. i was part of a panel held in the s
MSNBC
Mar 26, 2013 3:00am PDT
when you talk about civil rights issues, there's always that strain that says, wait, this will happen, this will unfold on its own time. but it seems to me we've reached the tipping point on the issue. the supreme court now has the ball on this. and i think the supreme court and the chief justice are going to recognize that the historical importance of this moment of this decision, which bring equality to so many millions of americans. and i think increasingly, the country will demand and republicans will demand that gays and lesbians be treated equally in this country. and they have the same rights and franchises everybody else does. >> you know, wes, what's going to be kind of interesting is to watch or listen in regard to law school professor in 1960s, only call on women on tuesdays. the language of justice scalia today to see how he reacts in discussing this case with lawyers because he has been ridiculously off course and a couple of times rhetorically in this case. >> and i think what's interesting too, you'll see a lot of parallels and you can draw a lot of parallels fro
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2013 2:05am EDT
adjunct professor here at the law school. prior to joining aclu, he was the chief of the civil rights bureau and the office of the new york state attorney general. he spent 14 yes at the naacp legal defense fund where he supervised the litigation throughout theountry that address matters of elementary and secondary education, a formative action in higher education, and equal educational opportunit he is also the reason why sarah was able to say such nice tings about me because he was my supervisor when i was there and taught me everything that i know. he will discuss issues of racial equality, growing rights and speeches in "the year of the turtle." our seco speaker is peter nicholas. he is a officer of lot the. -- at the university of washington school of law. prior to pursuing in the law, professor nicholas was a research economist at the university of michigan and served as a member of the ann arbor cy council. he will discuss the speeches and the current battles over gay rights, same-sex marriage, the gay minority and the gay minority in the leaders of the african american community. we
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2013 7:00am EDT
civil rights movement to the human rights movement. meaningful equality he said could not be achieved through civil rights alone. without basic human rights, the right to work, the right to shelter, the right to quality education, without basic human rights, he said, civil rights are an empty promise. so in honor of dr. king, and all those who labored to end the old jim crow, i hope we will commit ourselves to building a human rights movement to and mass incarceration. a movement for education, not incarceration. a movement for jobs, not jail. a movement to end all these forms of legal discrimination against people, discrimination that denies them basic human rights, to work, to shelter, and the food. now, what must we do to begin this movement? first i believe we've got to begin by telling the truth. the whole truth. we've got to be willing to admit out loud that we as a nation have managed to re-create a caste like system in this country. we've got to be willing to tell the truth in our schools, in our churches and our places of worship, behind bars and in the reentry cente
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
reason i say that is because if it is a civil right, which is what they're trying to argue, is that it comes into my beliefs as a catholic. as a catholic, the catholic church wants to provide services to people such as adoption. in states where that is a civil right as opposed to an accommodation, it has prevented the church from filling out its obligation to help society by finding homes for children. when people say, the gay marriage does not affect other people, it does if you look at it as a civil right versus on accommodation. with regard to the tax issue, they are complaining now, these two women are paying an awful lot of tax. years they've 30 not been able to file as married, they saved a lot tax. you cannot have it both ways. to edith are referring windsor in the defense of marriage act case which will be taken up on wednesday. here is the christian science monitor -- there she is. a federal judge agreed with windsor and agreed that domagk violated her rights. -- doma violated her rights. it goes on to say -- on twitter -- william in hikers town -- excuse me, dennis in flor
SFGTV2
Mar 26, 2013 1:30pm PDT
francisco the rights to civil council city, the city of gideon. there are civil cases, eviction cases, family law cases where the consequences, the results followed in court are almost as severe to what gideon faced and what people face in criminal cases. what we recognize at the outset of the supervisors proclamation is part inspirational, our leaders in the community have rallied around it and the bar association and our firms have taken on more conviction cases. later we'll be holding an event to thank people in these positions and so please stay tuned about that. in the meantime let's focus on gideon and the public defenders role. i would say if there is ever a time and place to turn the tied and to bring the &m music back to gideon's trumpet. we thank you and look forward to a great day. thank you. [ applause ] >> about a year-and-a-half go we saw one of the most dramatic shifts when the state took funding and reallocated to local and housing for state prisoners. our next speaker chief probation officers not only in san francisco but statewide. she's here to give us an update on
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
civil rights division at the justice department the president also marked women's history month today, but talking about the long fight for equal rights. >> 100 years ago this month, thousands of women were marching right outside this house, demanding one of our most fundamental rights, the right to vote. a century later. its rooms are full of accomplished well who have overcome discrimination, shattered glass ceilings, and become outstanding role models for all of our sons and daughters. all of you inspire me to make sure that i'm doing everything that i can as president to carry on that progress. >>> and he keeps that promise. less than two weeks ago the president signed the new violence against women act into law, part of a broad progressive push we have seen in this second term. a kyle senate panel is said to be close to a deal on immigration. unemployment is down to 7.7%, the lowest level in four years. since the gop's big loss, republicans have spent a lot of times looking backwards, but the president is moving the country ahead. joining me now is victoria defran chez ko soto, a
CNN
Mar 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
america's civil rights leader, who was assassinated trying to fight for civil rights in honor of the israeli leader, yitzhak rabin, who was assassinated trying to fight for peace. it's both a symbolic way of the president saying, i deeply understand the israeli struggle, and i also deeply believe that it's worth sacrifice and hard work to continue to fight for peace. quite a way to end his trip. >> quite a way, indeed. jessica yellin, live this morning, thanks for being with us. ahead on "starting point," the nra turning its sights on a new new york gun control law. is this measure unconstitutional? we're going to get reaction from aurora shooting survivor stephen barton. >>> and a 15-year-old girl is trapped when burglars enter her home. >> hey, bring the bucket over here. >> okay, don't talk. >> bring it over here. >> how she survived in her own words. next. you're watching "starting point." [ male announcer ] rita's suitcase got lost a few months back. hi. i got a call today that you guys found my suitcase. we don't have it. you don't even know my name. [ sniffs ] are you wearing
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
arguments on a new law that civil rights advocates. it is getting hot in the court and in the spin. it is a book that says take me with you. when did you know that grandma was the one? when her sister dumped me. grandpa was my dad a good athlete? no. oh dad, you remember my friend alex? yeah. the one that had the work done... good to see you. where do we go when we die? the ground. who's your girlfriend? his name is chad. and that's where babies come from. [ male announcer ] sometimes being too transparent can be a bad thing. this looks good! [ male announcer ] but not with the oscar mayer deli fresh clear pack. it's what you see is what you get food. it's oscar mayer. it's what you see is what you get food. guten tag. greetings earthlings. how you doin'? hola. sup. yello. howdy. what's crackalackin? it is great we express ourselves differently. if we were all the same, life would be boring. so get to know people who aren't like you. you'll appreciate what makes us different. the more you know. >>> the supreme court heard arguments today in a dispute over arizona's controversial propos
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 8:00pm PDT
civil rights issue in personal terms. >> put yourself in their shoes. look at the world through their eyes. it is not fair that a palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of their own. spending their entire lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements not just of those young people, their parents and grandparents every single day. neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer. just as israelis built a state in their homeland, palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land. >> mr. obama also stressed the unbreakable alliance between israel and the united states. >> make no mistake, those who adhere to the ideologically of rejecting israel's right to exist, they might as well reject the earth beneath them or the sky above because israel's not going anywhere. today, i want to tell you, particularly the young people, so that there's no mistake here, so long as there is a united states of america, [ speaking foreign language ]. you are not alone. >> the speech was reminiscent of remarks the president gave in cairo in 2009, something mr. obama h
FOX News
Mar 18, 2013 10:00pm PDT
tonight. just hours ago. the president named the head of the justice department civil rights division thomas perez to be the president's next secretary of labor. moments later republican secretary david vitter said he would block that nomination. he joins us. >> good to be with you. >> greta: why do you want to block tom perez from being the secretary of labor. >> and civil rights, i think he's completely politicized that office and running it like an extension of the national democratic party or even an extension of obama's reelection campaign and i'm very concerned about that. >> greta: what makes you say that? >> because they've sued louisiana and it's off base. >> greta: they've won. >> no, they haven't. >> greta: i thought they won in-- >> it's an ongoing litigation. >> greta: in january, didn't the judge have the trial in october and rule in january? >> no. >> greta: that the state of louisiana violated the federal law failing to offer an opportunity to vote for all applicants, that's wrong. >> it's ongoing, that part is under appeal, but it's a major, major effort to really int
MSNBC
Mar 26, 2013 12:00am PDT
two of the biggest civil rights cases to reach its docket in years, if not in decades. up for consideration, doma, the so-called defense of marriage act, and california's proposition 8. as the court prepares for an historic moment, more public figures are weighing in. we can now add senator claire mccaskill of missouri and senator mark warner of virginia to the growing number of current and former lawmakers throwing their support behind marriage equality. senator mccaskill wrote, "i have come to the conclusion that our government should not limit the right to marry based on who you love. while churches should never be required to conduct marriages outside of their religious beliefs, neither should the government tell people who they have a right to marry." senator mark warner announced his support for marriage equality in a facebook post. "i support marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do." one of the two lawyers arguing against california's prop 8, david boies has predicted victory. >> i think we're going to win, but i don't think we're going to win 5-4
SFGTV2
Mar 26, 2013 3:30pm PDT
under the act that is set up to protect people's civil rights. one of the things in 1421 that hasn't been i am mplemented in the counties, the real issues as a matter of course is what is the process for hospitalization under the enforcement. under this program, if someone misses a doctors appointment, they can call the police to take them to the upon the hospital for an evaluation. you might say there is something about that. but whe we see people's interaction for service, when they see police and someone upfront, as a criminal or someone to be weary of or suspicious of or to the fact of a lesser member of society, when people have that experience, and it doesn't matter how many psychotic symptoms they have, they push back. that's our human nature. what i have seen in new york. that's very relevant. other ill leave with you this. i was a social worker working in new york, i was very enthusiastic about my job in the homeless outreach program and our program was specifically to reach out to people who are clearly living on the streets and our program was in the western part of harlem
KOFY
Mar 25, 2013 9:00pm PDT
which is why the civil rights leaders gather at uc berkeley to say any decision will affect what happens here in california. >> we are saying rate now that if it's unconstitutional to violent black latino people civil rights in michigan which the sixth circuit has said then why being done right now in california? >>reporter: in the if is year after prop 209 passed, uc bolt law school reported that of the 2 71 students admitted, only one was african american. graduate from callus example of how things quickly changed. >> face a situation i was only in my class shortly after ban for education program that's unacceptable. >>reporter: ward is considered to be the man behind prop 209. and michigan anti-affirmative action law. >> there is nothing more fundamental in my view than the right to equal treatment by government of every citizen in this country. >>reporter: ross teaches law at uc berkeley. >> 2 law very similar to each other and given the similarities would i say that whatever the court says about prop 2 would have the same impact on prop 209. >>reporter: supreme court will review mic
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
the civil rights movement. that's the president brought throughout his trip. >> the story of the exodus was perhaps the central story, the most powerful image about emerging from the grip of bondage to reach for liberty and human dignity, carried from slavery through the civil rights movement into today. >> african-americans and jewish americans march with rabbis carrying as they walked. they boarded buses for freedom rights together. they bled together, gave their lives together. >> this is our obligation, not simply to bear witness but to act. for us, in our time, this means confronting bigotry and hatred in all of its forms. >> confronting it in all of its forms all over the world. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> shameless. let's play "hardball". ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. i hated the iraq war, said so when i saw it coming. have said so since. the only time i held back from that early criticism which began when i saw the run up coming was in the early days and when it looked lik
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 8:00am PDT
protecting that promise for everybody, the cause of his life. as a civil rights attorney, an aide to senator ted kennedy, a member of the montgomery, maryland county council, tom fought for a level playing field, where hard work and responsibility are rewarded and working families can get ahead. and this is not the first time that he's chosen to be a labor secretary, either. we've got here today governor martin o'malley, and martin appointed tom as secretary of maryland's department of labor where he helped implement the country's first statewide living wage law. because he understood that a minimum wage should be a wage that you can live on. in his current role as the head of the u.s. justice department's civil rights division, he fought to open pathways to the work fos for everybody willing to contribute, and he's helped settle some of the largest cases ever on behalf of families targeted by unfair mortgage lending. now while he's tackled plenty of tough issues, tom has also spent a career as a consensus builder. he's worked with ceos, he's worked with labor leaders, he's worked at
MSNBC
Mar 25, 2013 8:00pm PDT
take a side, one way or the other. and if you force democrats to take a side on a civil rights issue, eventually, they're going to side on the side of freedom. so, you know, it took, you know, eight -- it took four or five years until the democratic party in general, you know, it was not acceptable to be against marriage equality. once democrats got on board, you know, it allowed -- you know, it allowed a lot of other folks to get behind it. and so i think that if karl rove hadn't made such a big stink about it in 2004, we might not have seen, ironically, the progress that we have over the last several years. >> jonathan, let's keep talking about karl rove for a second. i'll quote the president who's quoting other people, but the arc of history is long, but i believe ben stewart is justice. karl rove almost seemed to be bending in that direction for a second this week and then backtracked. i mean, what is the deal there? he was almost going to say, it is unacceptable for a republican on the national stage to be against marriage equality. and then summarily backed down from that issue
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2013 9:00am PDT
-state solution, the president asserted that forging a lasting peace is a matter of civil rights. couching it the broader question of what it means to be a democracy. a return to the signature themes of the 2008 campaign and the early days of his presidency. as he outlined in cairo in 2009, the president began by affirming america's respect and its commitment. >> i've come here to cairo to seek a new beginning. between the united states and muslims around the world. one based on mutual interest and mutual respect. so long as there is a united states of america. [ speaking foreign language ] >> you are not alone. >> as he did in his landmark 2008 speech on race, the president argued that despite our differences, it is hope and the fundamental optimism about the next generation, that bonds us together. >> we may not look the same and may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction. towards a better future for our children. and our grandchildren. >> but before i, before i came here, i met with a group of young palestinians. i honestly believe that if, if a
Current
Mar 25, 2013 3:00pm PDT
this. it's a civil rights case, it seems like that would be the legacy that they want. but more curious things have happened in this court. let's go to doma for a second. >> the importance of doma says the federal government cannot deny federal benefits to people just because they are involved in a same-sex marriage. every single issue we are concerned about, whether it's lbgt worker's women boment baum care, all of those issues will be played out in the context of the immigration bill. in my point there is no point of bringing people out of the shadows only to make them second class citizens. it's all of us liberty and justice for all that has to happen. >> michael: yeah "politico" has an article out saying that there are these republican -- big doers in the republican party, that are going to give a lot more money if republicans start taking a stand that says -- that legalizes gay marriage in america. how big of factor is this, and do you believe it? >> i absolutely think there are gay republicans, some of them are my friends, that say it's tough for me. they agree with the re
CNN
Mar 24, 2013 9:00am PDT
that this is like civil rights. that this is the civil rights movement moved to the gay and lesbian community. why is that not the case? >> well, we understand historically that keeping the races apart is wrong. what marriage is about is bringing together the two opposite halves of humanity for a deep social good. that's why as president obama himself said, there are people of good will on both sides of this issue. what we need the supreme court to do is not try to short circuit this debate. we need to keep the debate alive. americans on both sides of this issue are deeply invested in this debate. we don't need a 50-state solution presented by the supreme court. when our democratic institutions are capable of handling the issue. that's what the court will decide. whether it's going to impose a redefinition of marriage among all americans or whether we're going to be allowed to continue to work on this together state by state. >> so not a roe v. wade decision is what's being argumented, don't make a decision that then sets the stage arguing four years to come. >> look, candy, this ca
MSNBC
Mar 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
look at the role of churches and civil rights movement and when you look at the role really of societal movements, they often leap ahead of the law. and we're seeing that right now with this is an example. the fact this can happen in winston salem, again, it's the fifth largest city here in north carolina. you know, this is really unprecedented and you know, among methodist churches, you have some others in places like austin and chicago and of course, california, that that have enacted similar moves like this, but not in the deep south. not in north carolina. this is really important what's happening here. >> give me a brief answer. do you think we'll see marriage equality in your lifetime? >> in north carolina? well, you know, i write about manners, so not a great thing to ask someone their edge, but i'm hopeful that it's coming. >> all right. thank you so very much. >> thank you, michael. >> that's the ed show. the rachel maddow show starts now. >>> thanks to you at home for joining us. the great state of florida does not right now have a lieutenant governor. they have a governor, of
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